NAME: Caesalpinia pulcherima
COMMON NAMES: Pride of Barbados, paradise flower, flamboyant
LOCAL NAMES: Eko-omode, fa’thangu, niikaéeéi
USEFUL PART(s): Bark,leaves,seeds
The young seeds and flower are edible and eaten when cooked
It is cultivated as hedge
It is use in beautifying the environment
WHY IS IT GREEN?
Caesalpinia cristata medicinal values include
Caesalpinia pulcherrima is a deciduous or evergreen small tree with a scattered canopy, mostly without thorns, reaching up to 5 m high.
It has a slender, straight, cylindrical bole is and can be without branches for 1 m or more.
S. A. Deshmukh, N. M. L. M. B. W. S. R. C. D. K. G. (2013). Morphometric Studies in the Genus Caesalpinia L. from Kolhapur District\n. Research & Reviews : Journal of Botany, 2(1), 25--28. Retrieved from http://www.stmjournals.com/sci/index.php?journal=RRJoB&page=article&op=view&path%5B%5D=25- 28%5Cn
Sheela Devi, A., Rajkumar, J., Modilal, M. R. D., & Ilayaraja, R. (2012). Antimicrobial activities of Avicennia marina, Caesalpinia pulcherrima and Melastoma malabathricum against clinical pathogens isolated from UTI. International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences, 3(3).